Ukulele Prom DVD, Play Ukulele by Ear: Friday Links

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s performance at the Proms will be released on DVD and Live in London #2 will be out soon. This review of the ukulele prom by Howard Jacobson is fantastic. “Seid umschlungen, Millionen!” indeed.

Jim D’Ville has released a DVD called Play Ukulele by Ear and has set up a website to go along with it. You can read Ukulele Tonya’s review of it here.

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra will be releasing a new EP, The Dreaming, on 28th September. Tracks include Africa, I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man and Blue Smoke.

Bookulele – A Love Story (via Ukulelezo).

Garfunkel and Oates (Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome) release their debut album.

Download a bunch of tracks from Toy Horses in exchange for your email address.

Metallica’s Seek and Destroy and Seaside by The Kooks on Uker Tabs.

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  1. ronhale August 28th, 2009 10:12 pm

    I think Howard Jacobson just put me off reading for life. And if
    Beethoven had walked in, someone would have had to write on his tablet to let him know what was being played.
    As he had a sense of humor, my guess is he would have filled the hall with roaring belly laughs & then taken over conducting, himself.

    For some reason or other, I always assumed the Ukes would play the Last Night of the Proms concert. I can see George, especially, leading the crowd into, “And did these feet, In ancient time…”

  2. Jim D'Ville August 28th, 2009 10:51 pm

    Thanks for the link, Al.

  3. Woodshed August 29th, 2009 10:11 am

    ron: I have to admit, I love pretentious writing.

    Jim: You’re welcome.

  4. Skylaar Amann August 29th, 2009 5:04 pm

    Hi, I just discovered your blog. Thanks for linking to my book, Bookulele!

    -Skylaar

  5. Woodshed August 30th, 2009 1:51 pm

    Skylaar: You’re welcome.

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